Once again, out of my comfort zone but really enjoyed the richness.
Birthday Bourbon, 2013
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A lovely perfumed sweetness balanced with sandalwood. Spun sugar baskets filled with red fruits, strawberries. Cinnamon syrup and birthday cake candles.
Palate: Hugely mouthfilling. Strawberry ice cream in the cone and crisp lime juice. A slight solvent note lurks in the background. Warm deck chair woodiness.
Finish: A very rich texture which is sharpened with a new woody astringency.
Comment: Once again, out of my comfort zone but really enjoyed the richness.
Nose: Rich, intense. Lots of wood aromas. Cedarwood, sandalwood. Waxed oak floor. Heady flowers, hyacinth. Rich toffee. A touch of truffle. Elegant and complex. Really seductive. Opening on nutty and chocolate notes. Praline.
Palate: Silky. The same oaky richness mingling with sweet toffee. Caramelised apples. Liquorice and aniseed.
Finish: Lingering with an elegant astringency.
Comment: Great balance, enticing aromatic profile. A superb old Bourbon. I prefer it neat.
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